HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c198W
Mr. Simon Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if his oral statement of 22 February 2000,Official Report, columns 1373–76, relating to the installation of train protection warning systems, applies to all freight rolling stock. [112040]

Mr. Hill

The Railway Safety Regulations 1999 require all trains, including freight trains where they are running on passenger lines, to be fitted with train protection warning systems by the end of 2003. A freight train which will never run on a passenger line will not require train protection.